When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.
With more than 30+ billion digitized global historical records, 125+ million family trees, and 22+ million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.
About the team and role: Recommendations on Ancestry help people make unique and powerful discoveries about their family. The Recommendations team focuses on enhancing and expanding the ways recommendations guide people to:
+ Discover their family legacy and identity
+ Craft their family story to highlight exciting and meaningful discoveries
+ Connect and share with their family and community
This passionate and values-driven team guides our users with recommendations that resonate and return great insight and value to our customers. As a Senior Technical Product Manager on Recommendations Intelligence team, you will create ever increasing customer value through helping new customers to grow their family tree, connect DNA insights, discover family connections to famous people and prominent events.
You will work with one of the world’s most unique data sets, improving our Recommendations Engine, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) models to solve customer problems. You will work with industry-leading data scientists and engineers to make the Ancestry experience faster, easier, and more fun for people to uncover unique discoveries about themselves and their families. This position reports to the Product Director for the Recommendations Product Group and can be based in either the Lehi, UT or San Francisco, CA offices.
What you will do
Establish a deep understanding of our current platform technologies
Develop and evangelize the vision for your product
Build strong working relationships and alignment with peers in product, data science, engineering, legal, and marketing
Work with Data Science, Product and Engineering partners to build a long term roadmap and champion our customers’ needs at all times
Drive continual product improvements and inform the product roadmap with new ideas based on ongoing customer research, market/competitive analysis, and product performance indicators.
Define and communicate clear success criteria for each release.
Drive feature development and innovations that delight customers and enable rich, frictionless product experiences.
Establish a framework that ensures we focus on the right priorities with the largest potential impact.
Work collaboratively with a cross-functional team to deliver customer value on a rapid and regular cadence; learn quickly from quantitative and qualitative feedback; iterate approach with urgency based on learnings.
Essentially, you are our Recommendations Platform and Engine technical product expert.
Who you are...
5+ years of technical product management experience with a proven track record of shipping great products experience
Experience working with complex software systems, large data sets, and machine learning
Familiarity with agile software development, data-driven iteration/innovation, Recommendation Systems, Big Data architecture highly valued
Deeply curious about data science, big data, and genealogy.
Driven to find answers to questions learn Ancestry’s systems
Self-starter and able to work well with individuals at all levels and across functions
Execution oriented and highly organized
Natural ability to lead through influence
Excellent research and data analysis skills combined with an obsession for making data-based decisions
A deeply strategic-minded person who can absorb data easily and turn that data into actionable plans
Strong engineering understanding and communication skills to clearly and thoroughly define new features
Strong writing skills to clearly articulate a vision/objectives and influence others towards them
Fluent in the language and methods of a fast-paced, agile, data-driven culture.
Obsessed with customer understanding and measurable success
Effective communications skills, presentation techniques, meeting mechanics, and team-building skills
Nice to have: Familiarity with entity resolution, search systems, graph technologies, and/or Big Data technologies (EMR, Spark, etc.)
As a signatory of the ParityPledge in Support of Women and the ParityPledge in Support of People of Color, Ancestry values pay transparency and pay equity. We are pleased to share the base salary range for this position: $80,000 - $226,000 with eligibility for bonus, equity and comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision. The actual salary will vary by geographic region and job experience. We will share detailed compensation data for a specific location during the recruiting process. Read more about our benefits here: https://www.ancestrybenefits.com/.
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Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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